Hats Always On My Head!

It's so great to have you visit my hat blog!

My goal is to showcase the potential of even the most novice crocheter to be able to stitch together the most beautiful beanies, berets, and brain-warmers they never dreamed possible!

Please share your photos so I may place them on my Flickr page and here on this blog! I'm looking forward to sharing your hats with others and I just love to see what you have created!

Send photos to: basic.hats@gmail.com

Sherry
Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mega Hats

BHP 
Version 25
Mega Hat

Sometimes I need to make a hat that is mega huge! There are some people out there with massive sized heads! I don’t need this pattern often but it is good to have several of these patterns for men, women, and even children. I have run across a child with a deformed head and have custom fit a Mega hat just for him.



I will make this hat again in 2011 using a single strand of worsted yarn.





Basic Hat Pattern

Using 2 strands of yarn held together,

Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 3 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 3 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 6. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Rounds 7 -11. Repeat Round 6.

Round 12. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc in next 3 sp, 1 dc in next sp.( 2 dc in next 4 sp, dc in next sp) 10 times, 2 dc in next 4 sp. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (If your number of stitches is off by 1 or 2 it will not affect the outcome of the hat.) (107 or 108 dc)

Round 13. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc in next 2 sp, 1 dc in next sp.( 2 dc in next 3 sp, dc in next sp) 25 times, 2 dc in next 3 sp. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (If your number of stitches is off by 1 or 2 it will not affect the outcome of the hat.) (187 or 188 dc)

Fasten off.

NOTES;

Round 7 – 11 is where you personalize the length of the hat. Make as many or as few rounds needed so the hat is as long as needed to cover your head.


For Your Information;
This hat was made with Simply Soft Pink, worsted acrylic yarn, 2 strands held together, a size J hook, and no edging on the hat. You can use a reverse single crochet for an edging on the hat.

Monday, December 13, 2010

A solid color and a variegated!

BHP

Version 19

A solid color and a variegated.

This hat will look good in any solid color with a matching variegated!

The variegated had black in it so it blends in with 
the hat color!


Basic Hat Pattern

Color A. Black

Color B. Variegated

With color A,
Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 1, hdc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (12 hdc)

Round 2. Sl st in next hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp as ch 1. 2 hdc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (24 hdc)

Round 3. Sl st in next hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next sp, (2 hdc in next sp, 1 hdc in next sp) 11 times. Change to color B. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (36 hdc)

Round 4. Ch 1, sc in each in each sp around. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. (36 sc)

Round 5. Sl st in next sc, ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next 2 sp, (2 hdc in next sp, 1 hdc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (48 hdc)

Round 6. Sl st in next hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next 3 sp, (2 hdc in next sp, 1 hdc in next 3 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (60 hdc)

Round 7. Sl st in next hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 hdc in next 58 sp. Change to color B. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (60 hdc)

Round 8. Ch 1, sc in each in each sp around. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. (60 sc)

Rounds 9-11. Repeat Round 7. Change to color B at end of round 11. (60 hdc)

Round 12. Ch 1, sc in each in each sp around. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. (60 sc)

Rounds 13-15. Repeat Round 7. Change to color B at end of round 15. (60 hdc)

Round 16. Ch 1, sc in each in each sp around. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. (60 hdc)

Rounds 17-19. Repeat Round 7. Change to color B at end of round 19. (60 hdc)

Rounds 20-23. Ch 1, sc in each in each sp around. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. (60 sc)


For Your Information;
This hat was made with leftover “Red Heart” black worsted acrylic yarn, and “Red Heart “ Mexicana, and a size J hook.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Version 24 Mistletoe Hat!

BHP

Version 24

Mistletoe Hat

So sorry for bad pictures! We took them at 6 this morning! There was not good 
lighting in the house at all!
The hat is made with dark green, medium green, dark red, and medium red.

There are two white beads on there for the seeds or buds on the mistletoe. Sorry I don't know what they are called!

I will get another pic this weekend!






Basic Hat Pattern

Color A Dark Green

Color B Medium Green

Color C Dark Red

Color D Medium Red

With color A,
Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 3 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 3 sp) 11 times. Change to color B. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 6. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Change to color C. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 7. Repeat round 6. Change to color D.

Round 8. Repeat round 6. Change to color A.

Round 9. Repeat round 6. Change to color B.

Round 10. Repeat round 6. Change to color C.

Round 11. Repeat round 6. Change to color D.

Round 12. Repeat round 6. Change to color A.

Round 13. Repeat round 6. Change to color B.

Round 14. Repeat round 6. Change to color C.

Round 15. Ch 1, hdc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc around. Change to color D. Slip st in first hdc made.

Round 16. Repeat round 15. Change to color A.

Round 17. Repeat round 15. Change to color B.

Round 18. Repeat round 15.

Fasten off.

Mistletoe Pattern

I looked for a free pattern but could not find one.

I used the pattern in the book, "100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet"

By Lesley Stanfield

Page 73

I can one in 10 minutes or less! So simple and very easy!

A great book!

For Your Information;

This hat was made with leftover Red Heart worsted acrylic yarn, a size J hook, and 18 rounds.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Dark Locks Hat!!!

BHP

Version 18

Dark Locks Hat

Mega Huge!

Its NOT a mushroom hat!

Top of hat!

Jonathan said, "It looks like a vase!"

He really loves this hat!

Wing Flaps!

Top Front!

Is it the top or back of hat?

Holy Cow!

Most of hat behind the face.

Side of hat!

Top or back?

Giant sized!

Just Goofy!

Cat in the hat?


Hook Size K

Color A White

Color B Red

Holding 2 strands together with Color A

Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp) 11 times. Change to color B. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5.Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 3 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 3 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 6. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 4 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 4 sp) 11 times. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Round 7. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in each sp around. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Rounds 8-9 Repeat round 7 changing to color B at end of round 9. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Rounds 10-12. Repeat round 7 changing to color A at end of round 12. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Rounds 13-15. Repeat round 7 changing to color B at end of round 15. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Round 16. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 6 sp, dc decrease in next 2 stitches. (dc in next 5 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp) 9 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (62 dc)

Round 17. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 5 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp, ( dc in next 4 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp) 9 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. ( 52 dc)

Round 18. Ch 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, dc decrease in next 2 st, ( dc in next 4 sp, dc decrease in next 2 st) 7 times. Dc in next 4 sp. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st dc. ( 44 dc)

Round 19. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp (dc in next 4 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp) 6 times, dc in next 2 sp Sl st in top of 1st dc. ( 37 dc)

Round 20. Ch 1, hdc in same sp as ch 1, hdc around. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (37 hdc)

Note: For remaining rounds do not crochet to tightly, try hat on several times to make sure its not to tight or not to loose. Hat needs to fit snugly but not tight. The hat is heavy so you want a good fit! If you are making this for a larger sized head you can eliminate some of the decrease stitches in round 19.

Round 21. Repeat round 20, change to color B. (37 hdc)

Round 22. Repeat round 20.

Round 23. Ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1, sc around. Sl st in top of 1st sc. Please check the size of your hat and don’t crochet too tightly! (37 sc)

Round 24. Repeat round 23.

Round 25. Sl st around being careful not to get your sl st too tight! Another option, reverse sc around.

Fasten off.

For Your Information: This hat requires a lot of yarn! I used almost 12 ounces of one color and 12 of the other color. Please make sure you have enough yarn for this hat. I used leftovers of Red Heart, a more lightweight yarn doesn't hold its shape as well.

This hat is usually done in multi colors that are either very bright or muted tones. I would make this hat in black for people who held professional jobs and sometimes needed to contain their dreads for a more polished look. This hat was made for men and women who had dreads that were either very thick or very, very long!

I have had someone stuff this hat with toilet paper because they didn't have enough dreads to fill it out! Crazy!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Beware!!! It's coming in less than 2 hours!!!

Here it is!!! The beginning of my "Dark Locks Hat"!!!

This is the inside of the top of the hat!


I used red and white because it is December!
I can gift this to a friend with enormous dark locks!

When I completed three fourths of the hat I asked my son, Jonathan to try it on. He immediately

said, I had made a mushroom hat from the Mario game! Then my other son came upstairs and

said the same thing! I was close to beating my head on my desk! It's a holiday hat!!!


I will make this hat next year in rastafarian colors, the way it is supposed to be!



Gotta Go!!!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

It's December 1st!!!

BHP

Version 21

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This hat is usually made of 3 shades of one color. I decided to 
try it in holiday colors.



Basic Hat Pattern

Color A Red
Color B Green
Color C White

With color A,

Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp), 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Round 6. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, fpdc in next sp, (1 dc in next 4 sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Change to color B. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Round 7. Ch 1, sc in same space as ch 1, sc in remaining stitches, change to color C. Sl st in first sc made. (60 dc)

Round 8. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, fpdc in next sp, (1 dc in next 4 sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 9-10. Repeat Round 8. Change to color B.

Round 11. Ch 1, sc in same space as ch 1, sc in remaining stitches, change to color A. Sl st in first sc made. (60 dc)

Round 12. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, fpdc in next sp, (1 dc in next 4 sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 13-16. Repeat Round 8. Change to color C.

Round 17. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, fpdc in next sp. ( dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp) Repeat around.

Rounds 18-19. Repeat Round 17.

Fasten Off.

NOTES;
Round 8 is where you personalize the length of the hat. Make as many or as few rounds needed so the hat is as long as needed to cover your head.

For Your Information;

This hat was made with leftover Red Heart yarn, a size J hook.

Monday, November 22, 2010

For Variegated Only! Version 17

BHP

Version 17

For Variegated Only!


I love variegated yarns! Some do well for crochet and others don’t. For the ones that don’t do well I use this stitch pattern so my hats look good! I’m not a fan of sc but it does come in handy for some of my hat projects! Scroll down to last pic, I double crocheted a sample of this yarn.


 Back of hat.

This variegated yarn is one that does not look good using a dc or a triple!
I love the color combination's but looks best using the hdc/sc. 



Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 1, hdc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (12 hdc)

Round 2. Ch 1, 1 hdc and 1 sc in same sp as ch 1. (1 hdc and 1 sc in each remaining 11 sp.)
Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (12 hdc and 12 sc)

Round 3. Ch 1, 1 hdc and 1 sc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next sp,
(1 sc and 1 hdc in next sp, 1sc in next sp. 1 hdc and 1 sc in next sp, 1 hdc in next sp) 5 times.
In remaining 2 sp, 1 sc and 1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp. Sl st in top of 1st hdc 

Round 4. Ch 1, 1 hdc and 1 sc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next sp, 1sc in next sp
(1 hdc and 1 sc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next sp, 1sc in next sp) 11 times
Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. 

Round 5. Ch 1, 1 hdc and 1 sc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp, 1 hdc in next sp,
(1 sc and 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in next sp, 1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp.
1 hdc and 1 sc in same sp, 1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp, 1 hdc in next sp.) 5 times.
In remaining 4 sp, 1 sc and 1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp, 1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp,
Sl st in top of 1st dc. 

Round 6. Ch 1, 1 hdc in same sp as ch 1, 1 sc in next sp. (1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc.

Rounds 7-23. Repeat Round 6.

Fasten off.

NOTES;

Rounds 7 – 23 is where you personalize the length of the hat. Make as many or as few rounds needed so the hat is as long as needed to cover your head.

You can also make extra rounds if you want a brim to roll up.

For Your Information;
This hat was made with Red Heart Peruvian Print worsted acrylic yarn, 4 ounces, a size J hook, and 23 rounds with no edging on the hat.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

I'm still without a computer! I hear I'm getting a computer for Christmas from my youngest son. I guess he couldn't handle the tears coming from my room, his bedroom is across from my room with all my beloved yarn, hooks, and needles.

My oldest is working too much and hasn't looked at my computer, hence the tears!

Hopefully this week I can borrow a laptop from a friend and can get at least 2 of my hats up. I have 5 including the flap hat with the correct counts!

I hope your holiday is a cheerful one surrounded with family and friends!

With my dad dying 5 months ago and mom progressively getting deeper in this disease I am trying to find a way to be positive. I have invited students from the university my son attends that will be alone this holiday to come and hang out, eat, and enjoy!

Take Care!

Sherry

P.S. Wondering how I sent this? LOL!

Sent it to a friend with my passwords to gmail and blogger!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

No Pattern Yet!

Several weeks ago my desktop computer died. My laptop caught a virus last week and my son has had it for several days. The pattern is saved on that laptop! I hope to have it back by Tuesday! I have 3 hats to post!

Thanks for your patience,

Sherry

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Large Flap Hat!

BHP
 
Version 15
 
Large Flap Hat

I'm posting pictures tonight of hat but will
not post pattern until end of next week!
 
So Sorry!

I started typing this on Thursday, but 
could not read my own handwriting! 
I have been working on it every night 
when I come home from the nursing
home. I'm going to have to make it
again to get my correct counts for the 
large flap! I'm so embarrassed! 
But I don't want to guess!

Here is the pictures!
 
Jonathan
(I interrupted him writing a term paper!)
 
Close-Up!
 
Large Flap 
 
Back of Large Flap
Large Flap Rolled Up!


Side View


On glass head

Side View

This hat has many possibilities!
You could have put a pom-pom of the variegated
yarn on top to pull the look together. My son 
thought it did not need one!  
I thought it did!

The large flap can be made with 
fun fur for a more fuzzy look!

A button can be added to each side of the hat to 
hold flap in place or leave as is for a 
funky look!

I will be putting up different versions of 
this hat next year! 

There are many variations of this pattern!

Thanks for being patient with me!

Sherry




Sunday, November 07, 2010

2 yarns, 2 hooks, 2 fun!!

This is a fun hat to make!

There are many ways to create this one!
I hope you enjoy it!

See Ya Tomorrow!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Mittens! Mittens!

My girlfriend on Ravelry has a new Etsy shop!
She makes felted mittens from wool sweaters
that she finds at the thrift store!

I bought these from her!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarvelousMittens

They are so pretty!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Extra Hat Pattern!!! Version 12-A



BHP

Version 12-A

Front Post DC

This hat looks great on anyone!




For years I have had numerous requests to take this pattern from my head to paper. I’m not a designer, just created this pattern out of necessity when I was diagnosed with cancer.
I will be adding all the versions I have of this pattern over the next few months. It’s very versatile and you can create so many different hats by starting with the basic pattern.

**********

1. Choose a pattern and check yardage needed.
2. Choose your yarn and appropriate hook size for that yarn.
That’s it!
Be your own designer and create an original hat just for you!

Basic Hat Pattern

Color A Solid Purple

Color B Variegated Purple


Starting with color A, ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp), 11 times. Change to color B, sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp .) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Round 6. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, fpdc in next sp, (1 dc in next 4 sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 7 -12. Repeat Round 6. Change to color A, sl st in top of 1st dc made.(60 dc)

Rounds 13-17 Repeat Round 6.

Fasten off.

NOTES;
Round 7 – 12 is where you personalize the length of the hat. Make as many or as few rounds needed so the hat is as long as needed to cover your head.

For Your Information;

This hat was made with leftover unknown worsted acrylic yarn, a size J hook, and 17 rounds with no edging on the hat.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pom-Poms Part 2!

I was in dining hall feeding mom lunch. Mr. F was no where to be found! I had finished 
his hat and wanted to give it to him! He had to wait a week to get
it because I had other things to complete first! 

Finally! He was late but he made it! He had his back to me 3 tables
over. I walked behind him and placed the hat over his head and he gasped with joy! 
It was in the 70's and slightly warm in the dining room! He thanked me profusely and popped
that hat right on his head! 

I was so proud of that baby blue hat and how happy it made him! After lunch 
he sat in the busiest intersection of nursing home and proudly 
showed off his baby blue hat! 

He was the center of attention for the remainder of the day!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pom-Poms!

BHP
(Basic Hat Pattern)
Version 13
Pom-Poms




For years I have had numerous requests to take this pattern from my head to paper. I’m not a designer, just created this pattern out of necessity when I was diagnosed with cancer.
I will be adding all the versions I have of this pattern over the next few months. It’s very versatile and you can create so many different hats by starting with the basic pattern.

**********

1. Choose a pattern and check yardage needed.
2. Choose your yarn and appropriate hook size for that yarn.
That’s it!
Be your own designer and create an original hat just for you!

Basic Hat Pattern

Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 3 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 3 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 6. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Rounds 7 -15. Repeat Round 6.

Fasten off.

Mark last stitch with a piece of yarn or stitch marker.

Side Flaps:

Row 1. Attach yarn to 11th sp from last st. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 7 st. Ch 2, turn. ( 8 dc)

Row 2. Dc in same sp as ch 2, 3 dc decreases in next 6 st, dc in last st. Ch 2, turn. (5 dc)

Row 3. Dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc decreases in next 4 st. Ch 2 and turn ( 3 dc)

Row 4. Dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc decrease in next 2 sp. (2dc)

2nd flap

from last stitch count 16 stitches over and join yarn.

Repeat rows 1-4

Pom-Pom cords (make 2)



Use size J hook

Hold 2 strands together and leave a 10 inch tail make 15 chains. Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail of 10 inches.

Note: Cords can be made to any length you desire.

Pom-Poms

Make 1 large and 2 medium sized pom-poms or size desired.

Attach large pom pom to top of hat, secure firmly.

Attach medium pom poms to cords.



Step 1. Take one end of your cord and thread the tail onto yarn needle. Pierce center of pom pom and pull tail through. Repeat and pull back through.

Step 2. Using yarn needle pull yarn through four loops on back of your chain.



Fasten off.

Repeat with 2nd pom pom.

Attach pom pom to hat.

Step 1. Thread remaining tail on yarn needle starting at bottom 2 stitches of side flap and run through the 2 stitches on inside of side flap. Continue to run the needle through each row of stitches through all four rows back and forth.
Fasten Off.

Repeat with 2nd pom pom.




NOTES;

Round 7 – 15 is where you personalize the length of the hat. Make as many or as few rounds needed so the hat is as long as needed to cover your head.

For Your Information;

This hat was made with leftover worsted acrylic yarn, a size I hook, and 15 rounds with no edging on the hat.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Light Blue Day!

I made a certain kind of hat for Chris. He is a young man in a wheelchair. He 
described this kind of hat to me over a period of 3 days. He has a speech 
impediment and you have to learn how to hear the words between all the other sounds
he makes. A great guy with a great personality. I made the hat and he loved it! My 
family said the side of the hat looked terrible! 


So I told them I would rework the hat. Chris was showing off his hat 
up and down the hallway he lived on. I had a man in his late sixties come to me 
while feeding mom lunch and asked if I could make him a hat like Chris has.

I couldn't believe that anyone else would like that hat! I asked what color he wanted 
and he said light blue! I said you mean blue like the color for baby boys blue? He said yes!

I reworked the side flaps of the hat and all in my family were pleased. That man 
was so excited, he checked in with me everyday! The rest of the story will be tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Extra Hat Pattern

Monday was a unique day at the nursing home!

Every morning and throughout the day I pass many residents of the nursing home. Because I was new and I did not know anyone I decided the best way to communicate was to wave at everybody! So many can't speak or it is difficult for them but many can wave or just smile back.

There is this man who speaks only Spanish. He has been there many months. I wave at him every single day. He ignores me ALL the time. It has been almost 7 months now.

Monday he was on the other side of activity room and mom and I were at the table. Mom was sleeping in her chair and I was working on a hat for me. I had 2 skeins of Encore yarn, purple and cream. I glanced up from my crocheting to find this man staring at me intently. He was actually looking at the yarn. He wheeled himself over to the table. He never moves his chair, an aide always has to push him! He kept watching me.

Soon he went to the dining room for lunch. I ripped out my hat and started over again making this hat for him. I finished the hat I put the hat in front of him and offered it. The aide said a bunch of things really fast and suddenly he was smiling ear to ear! He quickly put it on his head and was so happy! 
Nurses and staff were looking at that big smile and made a huge fuss over him! When I returned today his roommate told me he slept in the hat.



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Stripe!

BHP
(Basic Hat Pattern)
Version 14



For years I have had numerous requests to take this pattern from my head to paper. I’m not a designer, just created this pattern out of necessity when I was diagnosed with cancer.
I will be adding all the versions I have of this pattern over the next few months. It’s very versatile and you can create so many different hats by starting with the basic pattern.
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1. Choose a pattern and check yardage needed.
2. Choose your yarn and appropriate hook size for that yarn.
That’s it!
Be your own designer and create an original hat just for you!

Basic Hat Pattern

Color A. Purple
Color B. Cream
Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 3 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 3 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 6. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Change to color B, Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 7. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Change to color A, Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Rounds 8 -13. Repeat Round 6.

Round 14. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Change to color B, Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 15. Ch 1, sc around.

Fasten off.

NOTES;

Round 7 – 16 is where you personalize the length of the hat. Make as many or as few rounds needed so the hat is as long as needed to cover your head.

For Your Information;
This hat was made with leftover “Encore” worsted yarn, a size H hook, and 15 rounds.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A mistake in line 5 with Version 12!

Here is what line 5 said:

Round 5. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp, dc in next sp 5 times leaving last loop of each dc on hook, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

In bold is where the mistake was!

It is corrected and says fpdc in next sp!



Thank-You soniecat!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Front Post Double Crochet Hat!

BHP

Version 12

Front Post DC

(I can't get my pics to load!)

I am posting on Ravelry now and will put the link up in a few minutes!

Here Ya Go!

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/iCrochetiCreate/basic-hat-pattern-version-12

I have pictures now!
Thanks son!



This hat looks great on anyone!

For years I have had numerous requests to take this pattern from my head to paper. I’m not a designer, just created this pattern out of necessity when I was diagnosed with cancer.
I will be adding all the versions I have of this pattern over the next few months. It’s very versatile and you can create so many different hats by starting with the basic pattern.

**********

1. Choose a pattern and check yardage needed.
2. Choose your yarn and appropriate hook size for that yarn.
That’s it!
Be your own designer and create an original hat just for you!

Basic Hat Pattern


Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp), 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp .) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Round 6. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, fpdc in next sp, (1 dc in next 4 sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 7 -13. Repeat Round 6. (60 dc)

Fasten off.

NOTES;
Round 7 – 13 is where you personalize the length of the hat. Make as many or as few rounds needed so the hat is as long as needed to cover your head.

For Your Information;

This hat was made with leftover unknown worsted acrylic yarn, a size J hook, and 17 rounds with no edging on the hat. It took 4 ounces to make this hat. If you add more rounds remember you will need more yarn.

You can put an edging on this hat if you want a more finished look. I made these for the kids in the neighborhood; one of my sons thought it looked girlish at the time! But 8 or 9 years later when I asked him to try it on again, he liked it! Plus it looked really good! I didn’t bother to tell him this was the hat he snubbed many years ago!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Just Blue!

My desktop computer died 9 days ago!
I'm on an old laptop! 
I can't get my picture to load! 
My son went camping but will be back tomorrow sometime! He usually can fix my problems!

Yea for computer whiz children!

I have a picture!! 


This week's hat is super simple yet very awesome and easy to make!
I'm going to make a lot of these for xmas gifts!

If you don't know how to do a front post double crochet, start  to Google !!!

You are going to have fun with this hat!


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